The UAE now be able to submit an entry to the 90th Academy Awards to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film. A selection committee of filmmakers and industry professionals is being approved this month to make the choice.

As per the Academy, a foreign language film is defined as a feature-length motion picture produced outside the US, with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. To be eligible, the film must first be released within its home country before October 1 and be exhibited for at least 7 consecutive days.

The Oscars, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will take place on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.